10 Invaluable Life Lessons from Mom

Posted on May 11, 2014 under Love & Relationships , Marriage and Family

Motherhood is a profession worthy of a 7-figure celebration. In fact, Motherhood is the highest paying job on the market. What other position pays in the currency of so profound and deep a love as a Mothers’ love?

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The Burning WHY that Inspires your Soul (getting things done, part II)

Posted on May 9, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

Find the burning WHY that drives you and the HOW will follow. Your WHY is what burns in your soul. It is the reason behind your activity. It is the fundamental purpose and passion that animates you.

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The Best Kept Secret to Getting things Done (part I of III)

Posted on May 6, 2014 under Productivity

There’s a reason Michael Jordan is Michael Jordan and not Michael Phelps or Michael J. Fox or Michael Jackson. His name became synonymous with basketball because basketball is what he focused all his time on. He lived and breathed it. He married it. What have you married? What do you live and breathe?

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Don’t Despair: Most People are Decent

Posted on May 1, 2014 under Character & Values

When it seems like everyone has betrayed you, don’t lose hope. Remember, most people are decent. Even when it is difficult to see, most are behind the scenes of life, doing the work of living decent lives.

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How to Overcome the Gravity of Inertia

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

It’s often the very first step that’s the hardest. Writing the book is not always the toughest part. It’s writing the first word on the first page. Running a business is often easier than exercising the guts to start it. The first step of every journey is often the most difficult to take which is why relatively so few journeys are conscientiously taken and so few dreams fulfilled.

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Simple is Easy (to neglect)

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 under Personal Development

It’s often the simplest things that have the most profound effects on our lives. It’s also often the case that those simple things—especially if the effects of doing them are not immediately apparent—get put off most regularly.

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The Power of Decision

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

There is a startling power contained in the seed of Decision. When unleashed, it can be used to build an amazing life of purpose, passion and meaning, to realize a dream, end a bad habit, start a good one, influence people, improve relationships, develop a talent, learn a skill, add joy and happiness to the rush of living.

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Are you Problem- or Opportunity-Minded?

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 under Mind & Attitude

Here’s the challenge with problem-in-every-opportunity thinking: We become blind to the possibilities the problem presents when we are geared to seeing only, or even primarily, the problem.

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When Through is the Only Way Around

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 under Adversity & Challenge

What do you do when life painfully crashes and burns and you find yourself scraped, bruised and buried under the weight of disaster and heartache? Do you run and hide? Or do you get up and fight back with all that’s inside of you?

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Free Your Imagination to Unleash Your Potential

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

You are limited only by the limits you place on your imagination. But once you open the door to any possibility, you free yourself of self-imposed confines and restrictions.

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Inspiration on the Go (some changes here at Meant to be Happy)

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

Sometimes we need a step-by-step how-to manual of 101 Ways to live Happier Lives to get us through the vicissitudes of life. Other times, all we need is a reminder, inspiration to look anew at the old to start making changes. I invite you to begin now to become who you most want to

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How to Forget Once you Forgive

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 under Character & Values

The truth of the matter is that the mind records all it experiences. Add sharp emotion to the experience, and you have a recipe for an elephant-like memory of the nitty gritty. So can forgetting the acts of others against us truly be forgotten? Not likely. So what could the admonition to forgive and forget really mean then?

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Decluttering and Simplifying my Online Life (refocused and rededicated)

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 under Life

To say I’ve been unfocused in the wilderness of new ideas is an understatement. But as the old proverb goes, if you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either one. I would add that if you’re chasing 20 rabbits, a raccoon and a squirrel or two, you might as well say goodbye to everything else you used to do. And so am simplifying the online clutter I’ve been creating of late. See how…

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22 Reasons I’m Happy (this is my happiness story)

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 under Happiness

It’s my birthday today and was going to post another installment of “Things you don’t know about me” when I decided on a whim to share my personal happiness story with you instead. Here are 22 reasons I’m happy.

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A New Start

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 under Adversity & Challenge

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ~T.S. Eliot Are you on a path that does Read More.

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Fail Big or Go Home

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 under Adversity & Challenge

Failure is inevitable for anyone willing to chase bold and hairy dreams. It is the universe correcting our misuse of energy. It is one way we learn there is a better way to allocate our personal assets and resources.

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Today is Your Masterpiece!

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

Today is a blank canvas waiting for you to paint your personal masterpiece onto it. It is your unfinished Sistine Chapel, your David and Mona Lisa. This very day is waiting to be fashioned and formed into something beautiful, breathtaking and sublime.

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Hope (the essential trait)

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 under Heart

Hope is the light that glimmers in the dark of the unknown. It is the flicker of possibility in the murky depths of the impossible. It is the reason we kneel in prayer and work to improve our lives and volunteer to help others. It is why we wake up and move forward and dream of better days.

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The Mother of All Virtues

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 under Character & Values

It’s been said that courage is the point at which all other virtues are tested. And indeed, there are not many virtues that will not be tested at some point and in some way. Our patience, trust, kindness, compassion, perseverance, and other personal virtues will hit that wall, push up against that moment, that set of conditions or that person who will push you to the edge.

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Motivation needs a Reminder

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 under Inspiration & Motivation

A well-known motivational guru was once challenged about the very idea of motivation. His antagonist complained that motivation doesn’t work because it doesn’t last. It wears off, so can’t be all the guru suggested it was …

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